Food related hazards can result in serious risks for the people as it can bring forth human suffering and death. Moreover, the reputation of the supplier too goes down the drain due to poor quality products which in turn leads to decreased profits.
This is where the ISO 22000 comes in. It ensures efficiency in the food supply chain by plucking out the potential food hazards and improving weak links within the industry.
The benefits of implementing ISO 22000 are as follows:
1) For businesses.
For businesses, the adoption of ISO 22000 means that the suppliers can ensure the customers that the production and manufacturing of their food products are done on the basis of widely accepted guidelines.
This means that the companies/businesses implementing ISO 22000 have wider international markets to compete.
2) For customers.
On the side of the customers, they are assured that the companies/businesses from which they consume the products are produced on globally accepted guidelines.
The customers also have the confidence that the products are of high quality and that they are reliable and safe.
3) For developing countries.
For the developing countries, ISO 22000 represents the International Standards for food products. As such, the International Standards ensure that the developing countries do not invest their scarce resources randomly.
It helps the developing countries to make the right decisions and therefore, avoid squandering the resources.
4) For the government.
The ISO 22000 provides the basis for technological and scientific know-how. It also provides structure for developing health, safety and environmental legislation.
The government will be able to make use of the standard in order to provide certifications or registrations for those interested.
5) For everyone.
The implementation of ISO 22000 generally leads to the quality improvement of life. The standard ensures that safe food is provided to everyone as a result of which food borne diseases will not often break out. There is better utilization of resources and the jobs offered in the food industry will be more safer.
There is also more efficiency in the validation and documentation of procedures and methods, techniques, etc.
Moreover, increased quality of food and improved control of food-related hazards opens more windows of opportunities for economic growth and development.